Bailieborough News January 29th 2015

Bailieborough News. January 29th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee AGM:

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Bailieboro, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, committee, the following Officers were elected:  Chairperson: T.M. Smith, Vice Chairperson:  Philip Fyfe, Treasurers: Seamus McCabe and Peter Byrne, Secretary:  Niamh Smyth, PRO: Paddy McDonald,  committee: Seamus Rahill and Raymond Gilsenan. The parade will have extra prizes this year for the different floats, details to follow.

 

New Swing for Playground:

On Friday last, the new swing to make our playground in Bailieboro socially inclusive for children with special needs arrived. Bailieboro Community Alert thoroughly compared companies, equipment and quotes to ensure the children would have the best possible equipment. The swing will be installed as soon as possible. This could not have happened without the support of our community, donations from families and Padraic McIntyre—performing his sell out show ‘A Night in November’ as a fundraising event. Now all we need is good weather and sunshine to witness the fun, excitement, laughter and joy that this swing will bring.

 

Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’:

Currently there are 300 members of the Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’ Service. New members are most welcome to join for 2015—fee €5. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan (086 3759627) committee or Alison Gaynor—Tus Representative at 086 712 9113. You can also e-mail: bailieboroughcommunityalert@gmail.com

“For the Safety of our Community”.

 

DEBRA DRURY FUND:

The Bailie Hotel is hosting a ‘Breakfast Morning’ on Sunday next, 1st February. It’s from 10.30am until 1pm, all donations are welcome on the day. Hope you all can make it for a good cause. All donations to the Debra Drury Fund.  Please support.

Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group commenced on Wednesday last, in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon and continues on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.

 

Classes:

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre

Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include: File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing and Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre – Word Processing QQI Level 3 : Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.

Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4: Course Content: Reading and Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881.
St. Brigid’s Well:

Visitation to St Brigid’s Well, Raffoney will take place on Sunday next, the 1st of February. Prayers at the Well, will be said at 4pm. All welcome.

 

Education Opportunities:

Cavan Education Training Board are offering free classes for adults in Bailieborough in Computers, Communications and Reading and Writing. For further information and eligibility please contact Regina/Kathryn – (049) 4361881 Ext 2.

 

THE BAILIEBOROUGH ‘LEND A HAND GROUP’

Is up and running and are looking forward to carrying out small tasks for the elderly and vulnerable in the community.  Volunteers—who have all been Garda vetted—will present identification cards at the start of each visit and they will always visit in pairs.  Your many and varied small jobs will be sorted by ringing Ann 042 9694825 from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday.  Ann will arrange volunteers to call out to you at your convenience.

 

Bailieborough Mental Health Association:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association are holding their Annual Round Table Quiz Night in the Hotel Bailie Ballroom on Friday, 13th of February, commencing at 8.00pm, sharp. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for extra points if you arrive on time!! Entry fee is €40 per table of four. ‘A Healthy mind in a healthy body’. All welcome.

 

Tunnyduff Parent’s Association:

Tunnyduff Parents Association Presents “The Lost Weekend” by Padraic McIntyre, directed by Paddy Farrelly on Friday 13th February 2015 at 8.30pm in Tunnyduff Hall. Tickets €10 each.  Contact Sophie Smith at 087 6561724 for tickets.

 

Evening Classes:

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.

 

Check it Fits

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted, which can result in serious injury or worse, a fatality in the event of a collision.  The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service.  The service is quick, it’s easy, and it’s free.  We will be visiting SuperValu,  Bailieborough  on 20th Feb 10.00am – 5.30pm.

 

Cavan Kayakarun Cycling Club:

CKR Cycling Club is a newly formed Cycling Club catering for all levels of aspiring cyclists. New members very welcome. A Group Cycle takes place from the Market Square, Bailieborough each Sunday morning at 9.30am. Three distances, three coaches, come along and try it out!!

 

Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre

Spring 2015 classes. Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.

 

Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.

 

Drama:

Sillan Players will perform the hilarious “The Lost Weekend” written by Padraic McIntyre and directed by Paddy Farrelly and is performed by local actors Audrey Gaughan, Nicola Carroll, Julie Halpin, Mary McEnaney,

Joanna Walker and Patricia O Brien in St Patricks Hall, Shercock on Friday and Saturday next, 30th and 31st of January at 8.30 pm. Admission; €12 Concessions €7.  Please note This Play is NOT suitable for national school Children.

 

Pilates:

Pilates have resumed on Tuesdays in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.

 

YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE!

If you want a better understanding of the Catholic faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for A Quick Journey Through the Bible, beginning Tuesday, February, 3rd  in the Parochial House, Bailieborough, at 8pm.  The study will include a series of eight, half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins over eight Tuesday’s finishing on Tuesday 24th March.  Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive a color-coded Bible Timeline Chart as well as a Bible study workbook.  The cost of the eight week study is €25.  Please book early as places are limited on this course. For more information or to register for the study please email stannesbailieboro@gmail.com or contact Fr. Michael at 087-7673894.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael). .

 

Bridge Results:

Tuesday, January 13th: First: Una Stafford and Pauline Hutchinson, Second: Olive McCabe and Anne Brady. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.

Tuesday, January 20th: Bee O’Reilly Cup: First: Betty Olwell and Noreen Maguire, Second: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk ,Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.

 

Library:

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Cavan Business News:

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county: https://twitter.com/@CavanBizNews
Email your Cavan business news stories to cavanbiznews@gmail.com for
future coverage on the @CavanBizNews Twitter account.

 

Elvis Spectacular:

The Hotel Bailie are having an ‘Elvis Spectacular Show’ on Saturday, 14th February 2014. Tickets are €15 and are available from hotel reception. Doors opens at 10.30pm and Show starts at 11pm. Check out the Hotel’s  facebook page for special offers for the night.

 

 

East Cavan Gaels: U12/14/16/18; Training continues for the boys indoors on Fridays.

U8/10; Kingscourt continues on Tuesdays while the Bailieborough group returns early February.

NFL Div 2. Prediction Competition, €200 in prizes;

Entry forms are available from all players, coaches and committee members. €5 per entry. Just select a different winning team for each round for your chance to win. Again we rely, almost exclusively, on the generosity of our local communities to fund the development of hurling in the region.

New players; We are always on the lookout for new players. With teams from Under 6 to Under 18 now catered for there is a place for you in our club. Our experienced team of coaches are there to help you develop. No previous hurling experience required. Contact any of our coaches at any of our training sessions. Coaches/mentors also required for our junior sides.

Training times and venues; Under 12- Under 18; Subject to change. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for more details.

Under 8/10; Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water. Bailieborough returns Friday 6th February. Those who wish to continue hurling are welcome to train with the Kingscourt group on Tuesdays.

 

New Grants available 2015.

If you are receiving Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance with children under 7 or Family Income Support you may be entitled to a complete wall and attic insulation package and heating upgrades FREE OF CHARGE. Ring 0872500436 for more information and advice. Personal details will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People:

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

Leisure Centre:

New Studio Classes, check out our Facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday: Mugendo Kickboxing from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, Cardio Blast at 6.30pm, Step Aerobics at 7.30

Thursday: Pick & Mix at 10.15am and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit on Thursday’s from 7-8pm and Friday’s at 10.15am.

€30 for 30 days membership—pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

The Samaritans:

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

 

Bailieborough News 22nd January 2015

Bailieborough News. January 22nd 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

Youth Mental Health Conference

Bailieborough Community School and Bailieborough Mental Health Association are jointly running a ‘Youth Mental Health Conference’ on ‘Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in Practical Ways’ on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be four workshops on the day: Relaxation through Mindfullness, The role of Nutrition in Stress Management, Walk in my Shoes and Sport for a Healthy Mind and Body. If you wish to attend the conference and any of the Workshops (limited numbers for workshops) please contact Ann Hanley at bailieborough@eircom.net before Thursday next, January 22nd. There will be complimentary Hot Lunch served on the day.

 

Confirming our Children

The next preparation Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Saturday evening next, January 17th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church.

 

Car Parking at St. Anne’s Church

The Car parking bays immediately to the front of the Church and on the Lake Side of the building are reserved for those with Disabled Parking Permits only. Unfortunately, recently some such permit holders were unable to get near the Church. Drivers are also asked to park in the Carparks only and not on the avenues leading to the Church. Please make sure at all times not to obstruct entrance or exit routes to the front of the Church. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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Mountain Lodge Tractor Run Presentation to Down Syndrome Support Cavan €4800.

Back row (left) Victor Thompson , Sean Fox, Samuel Thompson , Martin Fox,Aiden Clarke . Front row (left) Thomas Smith, David Skelly , Graham Mills.

 

Fine Gael Annual General Meeting

The 2014 Fine Gael, Bailieborough branch AGM took place on Monday 12th January in a packed Shamrock Suite in the Bailie Hotel. The new officer board elected for the year were:

Chairman – Thomas Rogers, Vice Chairman – Trevor Thompson, Secretary – Paddy Martin, Treasurer – John Ryan and PRO – Colm Colgan.

 

Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’

Currently there are 300 members of the Bailieborough Community ‘Text Alert’ Service. New members are most welcome to join for 2015—fee €5. For further details, please contact Kevin Carolan (086 3759627) committee or Alison Gaynor—Tus Representative at 086 712 9113. You can also e-mail: bailieboroughcommunityalert@gmail.com

“For the Safety of our Community”.

Parent and Toddler Group

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group commences today, Wednesday, January 21st in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon and every Wednesday morning, thereafter. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.

 

Education Opportunities

Cavan Education Training Board are offering free classes for adults in Bailieborough in Computers, Communications and Reading and Writing. For further information and eligibility please contact Regina/Kathryn – (049) 4361881 Ext 2.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund Committee would like to thank most sincerely the singers, musicians, collectors and all who took part in the ‘Santa Christmas Carol Singing’—on Christmas Eve—and most of all they would like to thank you all for your very generous support. The total raised on the day was €2,749.00. The Committee look forward to your continued support in 2015.

 

Tunnyduff Parent’s Association

Tunnyduff Parents Association Presents “The Lost Weekend” by Padraic McIntyre, directed by Paddy Farrelly on Friday 13th February 2015 at 8.30pm in Tunnyduff Hall. Tickets €10 each.  Contact Sophie Smith at 087 6561724 for tickets.

 

Parish Pastoral Council

The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday, January 27th at 8.00pm, in the Parochial House, Bailieborough. All members are requested to attend.

 

New Year New Start

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 6 weeks  at Bailieborough Business Centre– Information Technology QQI/Fetac Level 4. Modules include : File Management, Data Entry, Word Processing, Internet & Email. For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881

 

Every Friday Afternoon for 10 weeks at Bailieborough Business Centre – Word Processing QQI Level 3 starting Friday 23rd January 2015. Course content: Introduction to Work Processing

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881
Every Friday morning for 20 weeks at Bexcourt Centre, Bailieborough Communications QQI Level 4 starting 23rd January 2015. Course Content: Reading & Comprehension , Writing Activities – Drafting Proof Reading , Interpreting information – Images, Signs, Charts, Communications with others; Listening, non-verbal Communications, aspects of speech.

For more details call: Regina Clarke CMETB: Tel:  049-436-1881

 

Evening Classes

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.

 

Cavan Kayakarun Cycling Club: CKR Cycling Club is a newly formed Cycling Club catering for all levels of aspiring cyclists. New members very welcome. A Group Cycle takes place from the Market Square, Bailieborough each Sunday morning at 9.30am.

 

Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre – Spring 2015 classes. Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.

 

Bailieborough Community Bowls

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

The local Conference wish to thank you for your wonderful response and generosity to their appeal over the Christmas period and a sincere ‘Thank You’ for all your donations and support in 2014. May we wish you a happy and healthy 2015.

 

Pilates

Pilates have resumed on Tuesdays in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, March 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, March 29th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), and the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 4th at 9.00pm (Fr. Michael). .

 

Bridge

 Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk ,Jog Or Run….Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.

 

Pilates

Pilates classes starting Wednesday 28th January at 10am in Bailieborough Leisure Centre. €50 for 5 weeks. Please contact Julie 086 3283943, email Julie@cavanphysicaltherapy.com or see Facebook.com/JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy for more details.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Cavan Business News

Follow @CavanBizNews on twitter for all the latest business news from Cavan town and

county: https://twitter.com/@CavanBizNews
Email your Cavan business news stories to cavanbiznews@gmail.com for
future coverage on the @CavanBizNews Twitter account.

 

Elvis Spectacular

The Hotel Bailie are having an ‘Elvis Spectacular Show’ on Saturday, 14th February 2014. Tickets are €15 and are available from hotel reception. Doors opens at 10.30pm and Show starts at 11pm. Check out the Hotel’s  facebook page for special offers for the night.

 

 

East Cavan Gaels

Club News: U12/14/16/18; The lads began the season with a light indoor session on Friday last. They will work away indoors until the weather improves.

U8/10; The Kingscourt group returned to training last week while the Bailieborough group will return indoors in early February. The first of the indoor blitzes for 2015 are coming soon.

NFL Div 2. Prediction Competition, €200 in prizes;

Entry forms are available from all players, coaches and committee members. €5 per entry. Just select a different winning team for each round for your chance to win. Again we rely, almost exclusively, on the generosity of our local communities to fund the development of hurling in the region.

New players; We are always on the lookout for new players. With teams from Under 6 to Under 18 now catered for there is a place for you in our club. Our experienced team of coaches are there to help you develop. No previous hurling experience required. Contact any of our coaches at any of our training sessions. Coaches/mentors also required for our junior sides.

Training times and venues; Under 12- Under 18;

Subject to change. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for more details.

Under 8/10; Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water.

Bailieborough returns Friday 6th February. Those who wish to continue hurling are welcome to train with the Kingscourt group on Tuesdays.

 

New Grants available 2015

If you are receiving Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance with children under 7 or Family Income Support you may be entitled to a complete wall and attic insulation package and heating upgrades FREE OF CHARGE. Ring 0872500436 for more information and advice. Personal details will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

 Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

Leisure Centre

New Studio Classes, check out our Facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday: Mugendo Kickboxing from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, Cardio Blast at 6.30pm, Step Aerobics at 7.30

Thursday: Pick & Mix at 10.15am and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45pm.

Aquafit on Thursday’s from 7-8pm and Friday’s at 10.15am.

€30 for 30 days membership—pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

 

Bailieborough News 15th January 2015

Bailieborough News. January 15th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

FEELING THE POST CHRISTMAS FINANCIAL PINCH? GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER THIS NEW YEAR SAYS  BAILIEBOROUGH CREDIT UNION.

Too much food and wine aren’t the only things causing post -Christmas hangovers in 2015. A recent survey published by the ILCU found that it takes over 8 weeks for consumers to financially recover from overspending at Christmas and certainly many families will be feeling the financial pinch in January 2015. Bailieborough Credit Union is advising its members and the public to use the start of the year wisely to get their family finances in order. Whether it’s a review of household budgets, paying off outstanding debt or putting a savings plan in place –Bailieborough Credit Union is best placed to help.

 

A recent survey showed that 51% of consumers expected to borrow money to get through the Christmas 2014 period, with 6% approaching moneylenders to cover these costs. Bailieborough Credit Union would like to remind people that they offer fair, competitive loan rates that are capped by law, which are significantly cheaper than loans from moneylenders. So if this year you are planning to buy a new car, carry out home improvements, take a holiday or are preparing for a special event, Bailieborough Credit Union can help make those plans become a reality.

 

Bailieborough Credit Union has been in operation for nearly 49 years and currently have in excess of 5,500 members.  The importance of the local credit union cannot be underestimated and the continued availability of local, friendly and accessible financial services is of vital importance in local communities.

 

Bailieborough Credit Union does things differently and provides a safe place for your savings and small modest loans which are the very core of our business. The ethos remains the same today as when credit unions were established over 50 years ago. Despite enormous change, in addition to new and increased regulatory considerations, Bailieborough Credit Union remains a vital and accessible provider of essential financial services. As member needs grow, Bailieborough Credit Union is very much looking to the future, providing new, enhanced products and services – online banking, electronic payment services, direct debits, ATMs, foreign exchange, bill pay, student bursaries and specialised loan rates. It is worth checking out what your local credit union has on offer.

 

Mairead McGuirk of Bailieborough Credit Union said:  The New Year doesn’t have to be fraught with unnecessary financial stress and debt. We are urging members and the public alike to look at their finances, highlight where their money is going, take those first steps towards effective budgeting and money management. If you are considering a loan, talk to us and see how Bailieborough Credit Union can help before turning to moneylenders. Our credit union prides itself on its innovative people focused approach to loans, savings, other financial services and continue to work for the mutual benefit and general welfare of our members. Our uniqueness lies in our difference to other financial institutions, this can be seen in the way we approach our services and how we are happy to deal face to face with our members”.

 

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015.

Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call BDA on 042-969-4716 for details on classes.

 

 

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Pictured following presentation of fundraising cheque from Virginia Golf Club to Virginia cancer Care are Isobel Davidson Lady Captain Virginia Golf Club 2014, Margo Keating Virginia Cancer Care, John Gildea Chairman Virginia Cancer Care, Peadar Gill Captain Virginia Golf Club 2014

 

Bailieborough Walking Group: ‘Operation Transformation’ National Walk Day takes place on Saturday next, January 17th. A 3km walk will take place commencing at the Castle Lake Car Park, registration commences at 9.30am, Walk commences at 10am. All welcome.

 

Confirming our Children: The next preparation Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Saturday next, January 17th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church.
International Swan Census 2015: This event takes place on the weekend of 17th and 18th January. If you would like to take part or know of a site regularly used by the birds please lets us know! We would like to be able to record all sites in Co. Cavan and any information on whoopers in your area would be very welcome! Contact the Birdwatch Ireland office at iwebs@birdwatchireland for further information.

 

Charity Night: A ‘Charity Night’ will take place in Killinkere Leisure Centre on Saturday evening next, January 17th in aid of The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund. Please support this worthy local cause. For further information please contact Breda at 049 8544747.

 

Education Opportunities: Cavan Education Training Board are offering free classes for adults in Bailieborough in Computers, Communications and Reading and Writing. For further information and eligibility please contact Regina/Kathryn – (049) 4361881 Ext 2.

 

Evening Classes: Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.

 

Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre – Spring 2015 classes. Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.

 

Pilates

Pilates have resumed on Tuesdays in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, January 18th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien).

 

Bridge Results: Tuesday January 6th, 2015

First: Una Stafford and Vera Bell. Second: Patsy Corcoran and Sean Kelleher. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Noreen Maguire and Betty Olwill. Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk, Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.

 

Pilates

Pilates Classes resume at Cornakill, Mullagh for the New Year. Morning and Evening classes, all levels catered for. €60 for 6 weeks.  Max 6 people per class. Please contact Julie 086 3283943, email Julie@cavanphysicaltherapy.com or see Facebook.com/JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy for more details.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Cavan Business News

Follow @CavanBizNews on twitter for all the latest business news from Cavan town and

county: https://twitter.com/@CavanBizNews
Email your Cavan business news stories to cavanbiznews@gmail.com for
future coverage on the @CavanBizNews Twitter account.

 

East Cavan Gaels

Club News: U12/14/16/18; The lads began the season with a light indoor session on Friday last. They will work away indoors until the weather improves.

U8/10; The Kingscourt group returned to training last week while the Bailieborough group will return indoors in early February. The first of the indoor blitzes for 2015 are coming soon.

NFL Div 2. Prediction Competition, €200 in prizes;

Entry forms are available from all players, coaches and committee members. €5 per entry. Just select a different winning team for each round for your chance to win. Again we rely, almost exclusively, on the generosity of our local communities to fund the development of hurling in the region.

 

New players; We are always on the lookout for new players. With teams from Under 6 to Under 18 now catered for there is a place for you in our club. Our experienced team of coaches are there to help you develop. No previous hurling experience required. Contact any of our coaches at any of our training sessions. Coaches/mentors also required for our junior sides.

Training times and venues; Under 12- Under 18;

Subject to change. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for more details.

Under 8/10; Every Tuesday in Kingscourt Community Centre 5.30-6.45. €2 each and please bring bottle of water.

Bailieborough returns Friday 6th February. Those who wish to continue hurling are welcome to train with the Kingscourt group on Tuesdays.

 

New Grants available 2015

If you are receiving Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance with children under 7 or Family Income Support you may be entitled to a complete wall and attic insulation package and heating upgrades FREE OF CHARGE. Ring 0872500436 for more information and advice. Personal details will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

Leisure Centre

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

The Samaritans: The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 

 If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

Bailieborough News 8th January 2015

Bailieborough News. January 8th 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

Thank You

Thank you to all those who assisted in preparing and celebrating the Christmas Liturgies in St. Annes, Bailieborough, especially the Parish Pastoral Council, the Sacristan and caretaker, the Choirs, the Ministers of the Word, the Ministers of the Eucharist, the Altar servers, the Stewards, the Staff and Pupils of St. Annes N.S., St. Felim’s N.S. and Bailieborough Community School, those who spent hours decorating the Church, the members of the C.E Scheme, those of you who attended in such large numbers and all who helped in any way. Fr. Michael and Fr. Oliver would like to wish all of you, your families and friends, a very happy, healthy and blessed New Year.

 

Birdwatch Ireland

The first Birdwatch Ireland Cavan Branch outing of the New Year will take place on Sunday next, 11th January.
We will meet up at 10am at Drumlane Abbey car park, Milltown.
Here we hope to see a selection of waterbirds including some whooper swans. We also plan to carry out I-WeBS (Irish Wetland Bird Survey) counts on Milltown Lake and other lakes in the area. Contact on the day for more information Heather 087 669 9681.
It is recommended to wear warm waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear. Beginners and non-members are very welcome to attend all events!

If weather conditions are poor on the day please contact Heather on above number before setting out!

 

Confirming our Children

There will be a meeting of the Parents Committee in preparation for Confirmation on Tuesday evening next, January 13th in the Parochial House at 8.00pm. The next preparation Mass for Confirmation candidates and their parents will take place on Saturday, January 17th at 7.00pm, in St. Anne’s Church.

International Swan Census 2015

This event takes place on the weekend of 17th and 18th January. If you would like to take part or know of a site regularly used by the birds please lets us know! We would like to be able to record all sites in Co. Cavan and any information on whoopers in your area would be very welcome! Contact the Birdwatch Ireland office at iwebs@birdwatchireland for further information.

 

Evening Classes

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.

 

Dancing for Pleasure

A dance will take place on Saturday night next, 10th of January, in the Community Centre, starting off the year with the very popular ‘Show Bud’. The usual refreshments will be served to keep your energy up. You will enjoy it. Happy New Year to all our supporters.

 

Pilates: Pilates resuming on Tuesday evening January 12th in the Presbyterian Hall, Bailieborough. Beginners at 6.15pm and mixed ability at 7.30pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Booking is essential. For more information please call 087 2601454.

 

Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union

A group of past pupils have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on May 2nd 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).

 

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, January 18th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien).

 

Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

Please note that the Vigil Mass on Feast Days has also been changed to 7.00pm as well as the Saturday evening Vigil Mass.

 

Bridge Results

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk ,Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.

 

First Thursday and First Friday

Fr. Michael will visit the sick and housebound in the Bailieborough Church Area on this Thursday, January 8th and Friday, January 9th.

 

Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre on Monday, January 12th at 8.00pm. All welcome to attend.

 

Cavan Business News 

Follow @CavanBizNews on twitter for all the latest business news from Cavan town and county: https://twitter.com/@CavanBizNews

Email your Cavan business news stories to cavanbiznews@gmail.com for future coverage on the @CavanBizNews Twitter account.

 

Pilates

Pilates Classes resume at Cornakill, Mullagh for the New Year. Morning and Evening classes, all levels catered for. €60 for 6 weeks.  Max 6 people per class. Please contact Julie 086 3283943, email Julie@cavanphysicaltherapy.com or see Facebook.com/JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy for more details.

 

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

As the transfer window is open, Bailieboro Celtic AFC Senior team are looking to strengthen their senior team squad with 2/3 players.  For more information please contact 0858256347.

 

Irish Wildlife Trust

Calendars now available with beautiful images of Cavan’s natural heritage. Many local photographers represented. €5.00 each with all proceeds going to the Irish Wildlife Trust, a charity that encourages conservation of our natural wildlife and habitats. Phone (086) 8273470.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

East Cavan Gaels

We at East Cavan Gaels Hurling would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year for 2015. 2014 was another exceptional year for our club where we fielded teams for all age groups and grades from U6 all the way to U16 with some highlights along the way being;

Our first ever U16 team reaching the Tri-County (CN, MN, FH) Division 2 final.

Our first ever U15 team winning a Monaghan blitz.

Our very first National Féile (U14) in June. What a weekend for the club and players! Too much for this short news. Check our Facebook group for all pics and reports.

U12s reach Championship Final.

U13 squad gets bigger and competes very well.

Plenty of ECG boys on both South Ulster Under 14 and U16 squads, as well as Cavan Development squads, highlighting the talent we now have within the club.

First ever Community Games hurling for Kingscourt boys. Bailieborough and Shercock will follow suit in 2015.

27 blitzes for our U8 and U10 squads.

Both Kingscourt and Bailieborough U8/10 groups continue to develop. We also made a few visits to Shercock as well which was encouraging.

We sincerely thank everyone who helped 2014 to be such a success, players, parents, managers, coaches, mentors, sponsors and our partner GAA clubs from the region and Bailieboro Celtic AFC for their help also and we look forward with confidence to 2015.

 

 

Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

Leisure Centre

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 

 If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

 

 

Bailieborough News 1st January 2015

Bailieborough News. January 1st 2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Charity Head Shave

A very brave Dympna Smith will be getting her head shaved, before she starts her cancer treatment on Saturday next, January 5th at 9.30pm in Fox’s Bar, Main St. All welcome and all proceeds will go to the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund.

Evening Classes

Evening Classes running in Bailieborough Business Centre 2015. Are you On-Line? Do you want to learn some on-line skills? Sign up to learn Internet Banking, Shopping, and Selling. Learn how to Skype, Email, Use Social Media. Get the most out of your smartphone or tablet. Call Elizabeth or Lee on 042-969-4716.

Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union

A group of past pupils have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on May 2nd 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).

Blood Transfusion Service—Special Sunday Donor Clinic

The opportunity to give blood will arise at Bailieborough Community School on Sunday next, January 4th, 2015 from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Remember—it’s not a good deed, it’s a great deed for a great need!!!

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2015

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Sunday, January 4th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Sunday, January 18th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, January 31st at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael), Saturday, February 14th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien), Sunday, February 15th at 12.30pm (Fr. Michael) and Saturday, February 28th at 5.00pm (Deacon Damien).

Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to change the time of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Bailieborough to 7.00pm—instead of 7.30pm—in the New Year. The change will come into effect on this Saturday evening, January 3rd, 2015.

First Thursday ‘Holy Hour’

First Thursday ‘Holy Hour’ led by Direction for Our Times will take place in St. Anne’s Church on New Year’s Day, January 1st at 8.00pm. All are most welcome to attend.

Bridge Results

Tuesday, December 10th: First: Pattie Clarke and Betty Olwill, Second: Vera Kelly and Olive McCabe. Best Gross: Ita Clarke and Una Mansell. Third: Mona McCormack and Anne Brady. Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

Vincent’s Clothes Shop

The Saint Vincent DePaul Clothes Shop on Anne’s Street, re-opens on Monday, January 5th, 2015. They would like to thank all their customers and donors for their support during 2014. They wish you all a very happy 2015.

Walk, Jog Or Run

…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!.

First Thursday and First Friday

Fr. Michael will visit the sick and housebound in the Bailieborough Church Area on Thursday, January 8th and Friday, January 9th.

Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre on Monday, January 12th at 8.00pm. All welcome to attend.

 

Irish Wildlife Trust

Calendars now available with beautiful images of Cavan’s natural heritage. Many local photographers represented. €5.00 each with all proceeds going to the Irish Wildlife Trust, a charity that encourages conservation of our natural wildlife and habitats. Phone (086) 8273470.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome. Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie or see www.sage.thirdageireland.ie

Leisure Centre

New Year Opening Hours: WEDNESDAY 31st CLOSED, THURSDAY 1st JAN CLOSED, FRIDAY 2nd JAN 10.00am-6.00pm, SATURDAY 3rd JAN 11:00am-6:00pm and SUNDAY 4th JAN 11.00am-6.00pm.

30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com or find us on facebook for regular updates.

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

Wishing all readers, a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Bailieborough News 25th December 2014

Bailieborough News. December 25th  2014. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann are as follows:

Bailieborough: Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th: Mass at 6.00pm and 12 midnight. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00am.

Killann: Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Shercock: Mass on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.30am.

Confessions: Confessions will also take place in St. Annes on Christmas Eve from 12 noon to 3.00pm.

 

Christmas Services at the Church of Ireland

Our Christmas Day celebration is at 11:30am and will be suitable for all ages. These services are open to anybody who is interested and who would like to take part in the Christmas Celebrations.

 

PRESBYTERIAN Christmas Service

Christmas United Church Service on Christmas Day in Corglass Church at 10.30am.   All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are holding their Annual Santa Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Main Street. We would appreciate your support.

 

Bailieborough Athletic Club

Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated.

 

Bailieborough Red Cross

Bailieborough Red Cross wish to thank everyone who has supported our work throughout 2014, a year which saw the Bailieborough Branch celebrate its 75th year, an achievement which would not be possible without the vital support of the public.

 

Christmas Services at the Church of Ireland in Knockbride and Shercock

The following Services will take place in Shercock and Knockbride over the Christmas period:

Christmas Eve, 8pm at Shercock – A Traditional service of Holy Communion.

Christmas Day, 10am at Shercock and 11:30am at Knockbride.
These services are open to anybody who wants to come along.

 

Christmas Day Swim

This will be will the 21st year of the Swim. The brave souls will be taking the plunge at 12.30pm on Christmas morning on the Cavan Road side of the Town Lake.  Be part of this event! All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund. All welcome.

 

Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union

A group of past students have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).

 

Blood Transfusion Service—Special Sunday Donor Clinic

The opportunity to give blood will arise at Bailieborough Community School on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Remember—it’s not a good deed, it’s a great deed for a great need!!!

 

Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to change the time of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Bailieborough to 7.00pm—instead of 7.30pm—in the New Year. The change will come into effect on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.

 

Bridge Results

Tuesday, December 10th: First: Pattie Clarke and Betty Olwill, Second: Vera Kelly and Olive McCabe. Best Gross: Ita Clarke and Una Mansell. Third: Mona McCormack and Anne Brady. Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Fundraising Walk

A Fundraising Walk organised by Bailieborough Walking Group in aid of the Debra Drury Fund will take place on Saturday, December 27th at 11.00am commencing at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd., (behind the Recycling Centre). Choose a walk distance that suits your ability or go all the way around the Castle Lake returning to the Business Centre for refreshments. Voluntary donations and everyone welcome.

 

Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre on Monday, January 12th at 8.00pm. All welcome to attend.

 

Irish Wildlife Trust

Calendars now available with beautiful images of Cavan’s natural heritage. Many local photographers represented. €5.00 each with all proceeds going to the Irish Wildlife Trust, a charity that encourages conservation of our natural wildlife and habitats. Phone (086) 8273470.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Local Book: The book Memories Amidst the Drumlins Cavan & Monaghan is a collection of the work of Terence O’Gorman (1919 – 2003), a poet and writer who came from Drumnaveagh. His homeplace he described as being equal distance from Bailieborough, Ballyjamesduff and Cavan town about 9 miles. Poems like the Moon over Bogesky, The Ballad of McCormacks Gap, Neighbours, Hillsmen, and I walked that Lane are amongst the poems about his birthplace. The book also includes stories about the people he knew in his youth. It is a hard backed book containing 340 pages and is available to buy in Easons in Cavan and Crannog bookstore.

 

THE MAN HUNT IN AID OF THE DEBRA DRURY FUND

He’s been chased in Mayo, Kerry, Galway and Wicklow and has always made it home ahead of the possy!! But Irelands Adventure race champion and Gael Force winner Dessie Duffy along with his three fellow fugitives Kieran Cosgrove, Paul McEntee and Killian Heery are in for the biggest chase of their lives in THE MAN HUNT IN AID OF THE DEBRA DRURY FUND!
On Monday December 29th the greatest Man Hunt ever seen, will take place through the Drumlins of Cavan, when the four adventure racers will be hunted down and smoked out by the hounds and horses of the Drumlin Hounds Harriers or will they? Put the date in your diary a spectacle not to be missed!!

 

Leisure Centre

December membership special – join Pool or Gym for 12 months only €199. Christmas Opening Hours: TUESDAY 23rd 7.15am-10.00pm,WEDNESDAY 24th CLOSED, THURSDAY 25th CLOSED,
FRIDAY 26th CLOSED, SATURDAY 27th 11:00am-6:00pm, SUNDAY 28th 11.00am-6.00pm, MONDAY 29th 10.00am-6.00pm, TUESDAY 30th 10.00am-6.00pm, WEDNESDAY 31st CLOSED, THURSDAY 1st JAN CLOSED, FRIDAY 2nd JAN 10.00am-6.00pm, SATURDAY 3rd JAN 11:00am-6:00pm and SUNDAY 4th JAN 11.00am-6.00pm.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

 

Wishing all readers, a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Bailieborough News 18th December 2014

Bailieborough News. December 15th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Senior Mens Team Win Gold in Cavan Senior Cross Country Championships 2014

Bailieborough AC athletes were out in force on Sunday to compete for county honours in what is always a competitive event amongst Cavan Clubs. Killian Heery produced a fantastic performance to place 3rd in the Men’s Senior event, with Louise Kierans finishing in 2nd place in the Ladies Senior Event.

The Men’s Senior team comprised of Killian Heery, Dessie Duffy, Kieran Cosgrove, Philip Smith, Michael Meehan and Maurice Meehan pulled off a strong team performance to come home to win the title, taking gold in the overall Men’s competition. This is the third successive year that the Men’s team have taken the title.

A very proud day for Bailieborough Athletic Club and a fantastic show of competition for Cavan Athletics.

Massive Congratulations to all athletes who competed in today’s event.

Debra Drury Fundraiser

A ‘Charity Night’ in aid of the Debra Drury Fund will take place on Friday, December 19th commencing at 9.00pm, in Fox’s Bar, Main St, Bailieborough. Music on the night by Ian Pickens, spot prizes, weekend away, to be won. Please support. Spot prizes welcome. For more information, please contact Fox’s at 042-9694839.

Annual Dog Walk

The annual CSPCA Dog Walk organized by the Bailieboro Vet Clinic, Kells Road was completed in glorious sunshine on Saturday, 15th November, last. A great turn out spurred on by the possibility of the pets winning the longest ear and tail or shortest for that matter!!The sum raised for this great charity was €592.00.A big thank you to all involved.

Congratulations

Congratulations and well done to the residents of Twin Oaks Estate on being judged 2nd Best Estate in Category A in the recent Co. Cavan Estates Awards 2014. Well done everybody.

Bailieborough Athletic Club

Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated. A reminder that Senior Athletics Training takes place on the track in St Annes GAA Park,

every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Juvenile training takes place every Thursday at 7.30pm. New athletes always welcome.

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann have been slightly changed from last year and are as follows

Bailieborough

Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th: Mass at 6.00pm and 12 midnight. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00am.

Killann

Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Shercock

Mass on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.30am.

Confessions

A special ‘Reconciliation Service for Christmas’ will take place in St. Annes Church on Sunday next, December 21st at 7.30pm. A number of priests from the neighbouring parishes will be present to hear Confessions. Confessions will also take place in St. Annes on Christmas Eve from 12 noon to 3.00pm.

Knockbride Community Fundraiser

‘Put our Home back together’ fundraiser, presented by Knockbride Community. Featuring from the Voice of Ireland, Brendan McCahey supported by Liam McCabe in Tunnyduff Hall on Sunday, December 21st at 2.00pm, sharp in aid of the Flanagan Family, Seeorum—whose house was recently destroyed in a fire. Contributions accepted at the door, there will be a raffle for spot prizes and auction on the day and all are most welcome to attend.

Christmas Services at the Church of Ireland

There are a number of services taking places at Bailieborough Church of Ireland over the Christmas period:
On Saturday, 20th December at 3pm there will be ‘A Quiet Christmas’. This will be a quiet, reflective service for those bereaved, grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time.  

The Traditional Carol Service will be on Sunday 21st December at 7:30pm and will be followed by mince pies.  

Our Christmas Day celebration is at 11:30am and will be suitable for all ages.
These services are open to anybody who is interested and who would like to take part in the Christmas Celebrations.

Congratulations and Well Done

Congratulations and well done to the Eastern Gaels (Bailieborough/Knockbride) Ladies Minor side who have won the Ulster Ladies Minor Club Final, when they defeated ‘Shane O’Neill’s’ from Armagh in the final, that was played in Oram, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan on Sunday last, by the scoreline of 3—13 to 2—14. From being 10 points behind at half-time, the girls turned the game on its head with a terrific second half display to emerge as victors with 2 points to spare. Well done to the girls and also to their trainers and management team!!

Sing Carols in St. Anne’s Church on Christmas Morning with Folk Choir

The Group are seeking help over the Festive season and would be delighted if you would join them. Please come along to Choir practise on Tuesday evenings at 8.15pm, in St. Annes Church.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are holding their Annual Santa Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Main Street. We would appreciate your support. The Committee would like to thank everyone who placed a donation in our fundraising boxes—which have been distributed to many retail outlets in Bailieborough and the surrounding area. A total of €948 has been received for the second half of 2014. A special thanks to the retailers for allowing us to use their premises for fundraising and to all who donated.

Christmas Services at the Church of Ireland in Knockbride and Shercock

The following Services will take place in Shercock and Knockbride over the Christmas period:

Sunday 21st, 11am at Knockbride – ‘Carols for All’ – A fun carol service for all ages.

Christmas Eve, 8pm at Shercock – A Traditional service of Holy Communion.

Christmas Day, 10am at Shercock and 11:30am at Knockbride.
These services are open to anybody who wants to come along.

Christmas Day Swim

This will be will the 21st year of the Swim. Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.

Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union

A group of past students have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).

The Model National School Parents Association ‘Cake Sale’

The Model National School Parents Association will be holding a ‘Cake
Sale’ in the Church of Ireland Hall after the children’s end of year
Christmas Carol Service in the Church of Ireland on Friday 19th
December. The Carol Service is due to commence at 11am in the Church
followed by the Cake Sale in the Church Hall at approx, 12noon. Please
support.

Blood Transfusion Service—Special Sunday Donor Clinic

The opportunity to give blood will arise at Bailieborough Community School on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Remember—it’s not a good deed, it’s a great deed for a great need!!!

Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to change the time of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Bailieborough to 7.00pm—instead of 7.30pm—in the New Year. The change will come into effect on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.

St. Vincent DePaul Society

You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.

Community Resource House

Bailieborough Community Resource House is looking for a Childcare Assistant on the Jobbridge (intern) programme. If you are interested please go onto the Jobbridge site and follow the instructions on how to apply – the reference for position is Ref. INTE-891683. Please follow instructions on site and do not contact the Resource House as you will just be directed to the jobbridge web page

Bridge Results

Turkey Competition: Tuesday, 2/12/14: First: Mona McCormack and Maresa Liggan. Second: Tony Carolan and Vera Bell. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Bernard Liddy and John McGahan. Fourth: Olive Kellett and Gemma McCabe. Fifth: Rose Fitzpatrick and Helen Boylan.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

Bailieborough ‘Lending a Hand’

The Bailieborough ‘Lending a Hand’ Group—carrying out small tasks for the elderly and vulnerable in the Community, is up and running. All volunteers are Garda vetted and have identification cards and will always visit in pairs. With the fast approach of Christmas, your small jobs, put on the long finger can be sorted by ringing Ann on 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. Ann will organise a working visit for you at your convenience.

 

Fundraising Walk

A Fundraising Walk organised by the Bailieborough Walking Group in aid of the Debra Drury Fund will take place on Saturday, December 27th, at 11.00am leaving from the BDA Business Centre, Shercock Road (beside the Recycling Centre). All welcome and donations voluntary.

 

Photography Exhibition

The Breffni Photography Club are currently holding their first ever exhibition in the Library, Bailieborough. The exhibition is made up of photos taken mainly by local photographers. Well worth avisit and it runs until Saturday next, December 20th.

 

Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre on Monday, January 12th at 8.00pm. All welcome to attend.

 

Irish Wildlife Trust

Calendars now available with beautiful images of Cavan’s natural heritage. Many local photographers represented. €5.00 each with all proceeds going to the Irish Wildlife Trust, a charity that encourages conservation of our natural wildlife and habitats. Phone (086) 8273470.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome. Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

The Model National School

The Model National School added to their sports medal tally last Wednesday week at the County Swimming Gala Championships where they came away with four medals from their seven competitors including two silvers from Mark Williamson and Zoe Martin and two bronze medals from
Katie Griffith and Katie Byrne. For a school with 92 pupils competing
against 22 other large Cavan Schools with hundreds of competitors this
was a great achievement for the small town school. Well done to all
the competitors on such a great achievement.
This adds to the colossal 24 medals achieved at the County Cross
Country Championships in Killinkere last month where The Model School
came in with 1 Team Gold, 2 Team Silver and 1 Team Bronze at the
Championships out of the four Team events entered. This was again out of
20+ schools and 200+ entrants in each event. Well done again to all
the entrants. A great achievement.
Last year the students in 5th/6th Class entered two competitions. The
first was the Football Association of Irelands (FAI) 5a-side County
Annual Soccer Competition in Cootehill. This being The Model Schools
first year entering this prestigious event they made their whole way
to the final– taking big name scalps along the way, but disappointingly only to be narrowly defeated by Butlersbridge NS by a last minute winner to lose 1-0. Butlersbridge went on to win the Ulster FAI Schools Title, but it was a huge
achievement for the lads of the Model School to get so far in their first year. Later that same year, The Model entered a second tournament, a G.A.A. 7-aside mixed football Competition, held annually in St Aiden’s Comprehensive Secondary School. With schools from all around Cavan and Monaghan invited The Model School played exceptionally well and again made it to the final
of this competition. They were beaten by a more experienced Latton, of Monaghan.
So in less than 12 months in just 4 competitions, The Model School have won: 1
Team Gold,  4 Team Silver, 1 Team Bronze, 1 Individual Silver and 2
Individual Bronze in Cavan Competitions so far in all sports. With the
FAI and GAA tournaments for 2015 still to come, the sports future
medal tally for 2015 looks bright in The Model School.

THE MAN HUNT IN AID OF THE DEBRA DRURY FUND 

He’s been chased in Mayo, Kerry, Galway and Wicklow and has always made it home ahead of the possy!! But Irelands Adventure race champion and Gael Force winner Dessie Duffy along with his three fellow fugitives Kieran Cosgrove, Paul McEntee and Killian Heery are in for the biggest chase of their lives in THE MAN HUNT IN AID OF THE DEBRA DRURY FUND!
On Monday December 29th the greatest Man Hunt ever seen, will take place through the Drumlins of Cavan, when the four adventure racers will be hunted down and smoked out by the hounds and horses of the Drumlin Hounds Harriers or will they? Put the date in your diary a spectacle not to be missed!!

East Cavan Gaels: Club News 15th December 2014: Under 12/14/16;

The lads and coaches are now on a well-earned break after another significant years hurling. They will return to training in January 2015.

Under 8/10; Our Bailieborough group had their final training session of 2014 on Friday last and Kingscourt will have their last session on Tuesday next. 27 blitzes and over 100 training sessions between both groups is a significant year’s work from these boys and their families. Again they will return in January.

Primary school hurling; Both St. Josephs NS from Kingscourt and Tunnyduff NS had an enjoyable 1st/2nd class hurling blitz in Kingscourt Community Centre on Friday last. The next round of local school blitzes is in late February. Thanks to the teachers for their assistance and to Ian and Keith from Cavan GAA.

Training times and venues; Under 12/14/16; Training has now finished for 2014. The boys will return toward the end of January.

Under 8/10; Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45 for all U8/10. €2 each. Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. Under 8 from 6-7 and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 each.

Leisure Centre

December membership special – join Pool or Gym for 12 months only €199. (Save €100). A perfect gift for the fitness fanatic in your life.

30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Christmas Day Swim

This will be will the 21st year of the Swim. Be part of this event .Make sure you get your Sponsor card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension fund.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com or find us on facebook for regular updates.

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

Bailieborough News December 11th 2014

Bailieborough News. December 11th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

Official First Walk on new footpath to the Castle Lake Forest

Many thanks to everyone who came out on Friday afternoon last, for the first official walk on the new footpath to the Castle Lake Forest on the Cavan Road. This project would not have been possible to complete without the support of the extremely generous sponsors, members of the community who attended fundraising events and the determination of the people on the Bailieborough Community Alert Committee. Hopefully everyone will enjoy many walks and chats while walking safely along the path to the Castle Lake and Forest.

 

Debra Drury Fundraiser

A ‘Charity Night’ in aid of the Debra Drury Fund will take place on Friday, December 19th commencing at 9.00pm, in Fox’s Bar, Main St, Bailieborough. Music on the night, spot prizes, weekend away, to be won. Please support. Spot prizes welcome. For more information, please contact Fox’s at 042-9694839.

 

Bailieborough Athletic Club

Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated. A reminder that Senior Athletics Training takes place on the track in St Annes GAA Park,

every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Juvenile training takes place every Thursday at 7.30pm. New athletes always welcome.

 

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann have been slightly changed from last year and are as follows: Bailieborough: Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th: Mass at 6.00pm and 12 midnight. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00am.

Killann: Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Shercock: Mass on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.30am.

 

Congratulations and Well Done

Congratulations and well done to the Eastern Gaels (Bailieborough/Knockbride) Ladies Minor side who have qualified for the Ulster Ladies Minor Club Final, when they defeated Moville in the semi-final on Sunday last by 3—4 to 2—5. The girls will now play, ‘Shane O’Neill’s’ from Armagh in the final. Ulster Minor Ladies Club Championship Final, Eastern Gales v Shane O’Neill’s on Sunday next, December 14th at 1.30pm in Oram, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. Referee Tracy Brennan (Tyrone). Good luck girls and all support very welcome.

 

Baptism Dates: The next Baptism Date in St. Anne’s Church in December is Sunday, December 21st.

 

Bailieborough Credit Union

The Annual General Meeting of Bailieborough Credit Union will take place on Thursday, December 11th at 8.30pm, in the Bailie Hotel. All members welcome. Refreshments and members draw will be held on the night.

 

Bailieborough Community Choir

Bailieborough Community Choir under the leadership of Thomas Hanley are holding a ‘Christmas Carol Service’ on Sunday next, December 14th at 8.30 in Trinity Hall Bailieborough. We will be announcing the winner of the 6th class National School poetry competition and presentation of prizes will be held. Voluntary donation at door. Please support.

 

Social Dancing

On this Saturday, 13th December, the Christmas Party Dance takes place in the Community Centre. There will be a good supper as usual with free prizes to the lucky ones. The Committee wishes their patrons a very Happy Christmas.

 

Christmas Day Swim

This will be will the 21st year of the Swim.  Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.

 

Bailieborough Vocational School (Tech) 50th Year Anniversary Re-Union

A group of past students have got together with the intention of holding a 50th Anniversary Re-Union to celebrate the opening of the Old Vocational School, Kells Road, on the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2015. Were you a pupil at the school in 1965? Do you know the whereabouts of any of the pupils of that year or would you be interested in meeting up with your old class mates? If so, could you contact any of the following for further information: Sean Ledwith (086 3082391), Patricia Gilsenan (nee Donnellan, 086 3033610), Frank Donnelly (087 221 0252), Sean Callaghan (087 9290915) or Jim Liggan (087 9714300).

 

Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to change the time of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Bailieborough to 7.00pm—instead of 7.30pm—in the New Year. The change will come into effect on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. This will bring the Parish into line with the diocesan regulation that there must be at least one and a half hours between the starting times of weekend Masses in each Parish. Currently it is very difficult for one Priest to cover the 7.30pm Mass in Bailieborough and be on time for the 8.30pm Mass in Killann.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

The local Conference are having their Annual Christmas Appeal which will end on Sunday next, December 14th. Demands on the Conference are even greater this year and we ask for your help once again so that we can continue our work in assisting in the following areas: Education—to third level, Food and Fuel Assistance, First Communion and Confirmation and the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party in Fairlawns.

You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.

 

Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes continue in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.

 

Bridge Results

Tuesday, 25/11/14: First: Vera Bell and Vera Kelly. Second: Noreen Maguire and Sean Kelleher. Best Gross: Kathy O’Sullivan and Olive Kellett. Third: Tony Carolan and Maresa Liggan.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre!

 

Bailieborough Development Association

The Bailieborough Development Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Bailieborough Business Centre on Monday, January 12th at 8.00pm. All welcome to attend.

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Knockbride Community Fundraiser

‘Put our Home back together’ fundraiser, presented by Knockbride Community. Featuring from the Voice of Ireland, Brendan McCahey supported by Liam McCabe in Tunnyduff Hall on Sunday, December 21st at 2.00pm, sharp.  Contributions accepted at the door, spot prizes and auction on the day and all are most welcome to attend.

 

THE MAN HUNT IN AID OF THE DEBRA DRURY FUND

He’s been chased in Mayo, Kerry, Galway and Wicklow and has always made it home ahead of the possy!! But Irelands Adventure race champion and Gael Force winner Dessie Duffy along with his three fellow fugitives Kieran Cosgrove, Paul McEntee and Killian Heery are in for the biggest chase of their lives in THE MAN HUNT IN AID OF THE DEBRA DRURY FUND!
On Monday December 29th the greatest Man Hunt ever seen, will take place through the Drumlins of Cavan, when the four adventure racers will be hunted down and smoked out by the hounds and horses of the Drumlin Hounds Harriers or will they? Put the date in your diary a spectacle not to be missed!!

 

East Cavan Gaels

Club News 8th December 2014: Under 12 /14/16;

Congratulations to our Under 14 squad as they won the Championship Shield Final v Annalee Gaels on Monday last. This brings to an end hurling activity for our U12/14/16s in 2014. A well-earned break for all after a successful year. Training will return mid-January.

Primary schools hurling blitz; There will be 1st/2nd class local schools blitz this coming Friday 10.30-12.30 in Kingscourt Community Centre.

Best of luck; The very best of luck to Bailieborough Community School as they go in search of Senior/Junior schools football double on the 3G in the County schools finals this week. Plenty of dual GAA hurling/football stars on display.

Under 8/10; Last week of Bailieborough training this coming Friday before they, too, take a well-earned break. Kingscourt this

coming Tuesday and Tuesday 16th and then everyone finished.

Training times and venues; Under 12/14/16; Training has now finished for 2014. The boys will return toward the end of January.

Under 8/10; Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45 for all U8/10. €2 each. Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. Under 8 from 6-7 and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 each.

 

Leisure Centre

December membership special – join Pool or Gym for 12 months only €199. (Save €100). A perfect gift for the fitness fanatic in your life.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Christmas Day Swim, This will be will the 21st year of the Swim.  Be part of this event .Make sure you get your Sponsor card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension fund

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

Bailieborough News 4th December 2014

Bailieborough News. December 4th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.

 

Christmas Lights

On Sunday afternoon last in pleasant, mild conditions Santa arrived in the town’s Fire Brigade to switch on the town’s new modern Christmas Lights. There was a huge crowd present and they were entertained before the switch on, by the Bailieborough School of Music Orchestra, the Community Choir, Hard Times Chorus and an amalgamated choir from St. Anne’s N.S, The Model N.S. and St. Felim’s, The Vale N.S. John Ed Sheanon was compere for the afternoon and he kept things running smoothly. A seasonal highlight was a rendering by Bert Coote of a poem for the occasion written specially for it, by well-known veteran poet Kevin Connell. Santa took a well-deserved time-out and after the traditional count down, he turned on the new 2014 Christmas Lights, to a rapturous round of applause. Well done to the Bailieborough Business Association for organising a great event, for providing the new Christmas Lights and special thanks goes to all who helped out on the day.

 

Red Cross Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party

The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Social organised by the Red Cross will be held in the Bailie Hotel, on Wednesday 3rd December at 6.30pm. Tickets €10, issued via usual channels. Newly retired or those new to the Bailieborough area are very welcome.  Please confirm intention to attend with ticket issuer or by phoning 087 2346526 or 086 2308570 as places are limited.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our Quiz Night. We would also like to acknowledge the generous individual donations received and thank all the prize winners for donating their prizes. Thanks also to the Bailie Hotel for hosting our event and assisting us throughout.

 

Good Luck

Good luck and best wishes are extended to Eastern Gaels (Bailieborough/Knockbride) Minor Ladies Football team who play in the Ulster Ladies Minor Semi-Final on Sunday next in Moville, Co. Donegal at 2.00pm. All support welcome.

 

Bailieborough Community Alert

To mark the completion of the new footpath to the Castle Lake there is an organised walk on Friday 5th December at 1.30pm starting at the Church car park on Chapel road. This walk is an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of sponsors, the work of Cavan County Council and the support of the general public to the project. Come along and recall the lyrics “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do ……..Are you ready boots? Start walkin’! For further details contact Niamh Smyth or Adrian Cahill.

 

Bailieborough Athletic Club

Bailieborough AC hosted the final round of the Winter league on Sunday last.  The senior races took place around Lear and juvenile races at St Anne’s Park.  There were impressive performances from Killian Heerey and Luke O’Sullivan and the boys U10 team. Well done also to Killian Heerey, Ciaran Cosgrove, Dessie Duffy and Philip Smith on helping Cavan to 2nd place in the National Inter Counties Cross Country last week and to Ciaran Cosgrove and Paul Cooney on their performances in the Half Marathon in Clontarf.

Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated. A reminder that Senior Athletics Training takes place on the track in St Annes GAA Park,

every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Juvenile training takes place every Thursday at 7.30pm. New athletes always welcome.

 

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann

Christmas Mass times in the Parish of Killann have been slightly changed from last year and are as follows:

Bailieborough: Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th: Mass at 6.00pm and 12 midnight. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00am.

Killann: Mass on Christmas Eve at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00am.

Shercock: Mass on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm. Mass on Christmas Day at 11.30am.

 

Baptism Dates

The Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s Church for December are Sunday, December 7th and 21st.

 

Bailieborough Community Choir: Bailieborough Community Choir under the leadership of Thomas Hanley are holding a ‘Christmas Carol Service’ on Sunday, December 14th at 8.30 in Trinity Hall Bailieborough. We will be announcing the winner of the 6th class National School poetry competition and presentation of prizes will be held. Voluntary donation at door. Please support.

 

Vigil Mass time change in the New Year

The Parish Pastoral Council has decided to change the time of the Saturday evening Vigil Mass in Bailieborough to 7.00pm—instead of 7.30pm—in the New Year. The change will come into effect on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. This will bring the Parish into line with the diocesan regulation that there must be at least one and a half hours between the starting times of weekend Masses in each Parish. Currently it is very difficult for one Priest to cover the 7.30pm Mass in Bailieborough and be on time for the 8.30pm Mass in Killann.

 

Bailieborough Craft Club—Craft Fair

The Bailieborough Craft Club are holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6th in the Library from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Lots of lovely handmade crafts and food for sale. Ideal Christmas gifts for all the family. A donation will be made to Pieta House.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.

 

Fun Run/ Walk/ Stroll

Knockbride Macra na Feirme are organising a Charity 5km Fun Run/Walk/ Stroll on Sunday 7th December. Registration from 1:30pm, event starting at 2pm. Proceeds in aid of Debra Drury Fund. Donations on the day. Wear your Christmas hat or Jumper.

Registration and starting point from The Bridge Tavern, Canningstown (on R191 10km from Bailieborough, 12.5km from Cootehill)

 

Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Sale

Saturday, 6th December in the Church Hall, doors open at 2pm.  Lots of bargains.  Everyone welcome, please come along and bring your friends.

 

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club (ages 10-12) meeting in Bailieborough Library at 4pm on Friday next, 5th December. New members welcome!

 

Bailieborough Apostolic Society

Bailieborough Apostolic Society wish to thank everyone who subscribed to their recent appeal for the Missions.

 

THE 14th Annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR takes place in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre @ the Wesleyan Chapel on SUNDAY next, 7TH DECEMBER from 10am – 6pm. Spaces are limited so those wishing to have a stall should book now to avoid disappointment. To book your stall please contact Niamh on 087 998 22 22.

 

The Monthly Holy Hour

The monthly ‘Holy Hour’ hosted by ‘Direction for Our Times’ will take place in St. Anne’s Church, on Thursday, December 4th at 8.00pm. This will be followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 9.00pm. All are welcome.

 

St. Josephs’ Young Priest Society

The St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society will meet on Wednesday, December 3rd  in the Prayer Room of St. Annes at 8.00pm, to pray for vocations. New members are always welcome. Funds are needed for the education of men studying for the Priesthood at home and abroad. For that reason, donations are most gratefully accepted to help on the road to Priesthood. Donations may be given to Micheal McKenna or Bernadette Hopkins.

 

Bailieborough Credit Union Schools Scholarships 2014

Education is the lightest load you can carry they say, and in these trying economic times, Bailieborough Credit Union is making a contribution to the labour force of tomorrow. The Credit Union has announced details of this year’s scholarship award. Similarly to last year, they are awarding three scholarships, each for €1,000, to students who completed the Leaving Certificate in 2014 and who have progressed into third level education this year. To qualify, students need to be a member of the Bailieborough Credit Union. Closing date is Friday next, 5th December, 2014. For more details contact Bailieborough Credit Union at 042-9666009 or download an application form from bbcu.ie

 

Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes continue in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66.

 

Bridge Results

Tuesday, 18/11/14: First: Marie McNicholas and Maresa Liggan. Second: Tony Carolan and Jimmy Stafford. Best Gross: Kathy O’Sullivan and Vera Kelly. Third: Bernard Liddy and John McGahan.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre!

 

Library

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland’s Garden Bird Survey, has started on December 1st – it’s easy and fun to do. Plenty of birds to count in the gardens of Co. Cavan, so why not give the survey a go! Details on the survey and lots of information on feeding garden birds can be found on the Birdwatch Ireland website.

Our next outdoor event will be in early January to the lakes of West Cavan. More information on this event will follow closer to the date.

 

Indoor Camogie

Indoor Camogie takes place every Thursday evening in the Sports Hall at the Community School. Under 9’s from 6pm to 7pm, Under 13’s from 7pm to 8.00pm. All equipment supplied. €2 for hire of the hall.

 

Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls continue in the Community Centre, on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.

 

East Cavan Gaels: Club News 1st December 2014: Under 8/10;

The lads headed to the new astro facility at the Phoenix Centre in Carrick on Saturday last to play our good friends from Carrick Emmets in the first of our winter blitzes. Some of our newly registered players got to play in their very first blitz and performed very well. More blitzes to come for these groups throughout the winter.

Training times and venues; Under 12/14/16; Training has now finished for 2014. The boys will return toward the end of January.

Under 8/10; Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45 for all U8/10. €2 each. Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. Under 8 from 6-7 and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 each.

 

Leisure Centre

€30 for 30 days membership, pool or gym membership still available.

November membership special – join Pool and Gym for 2 months only €80.00.

Christmas Day Swim, This will be will the 21st year of the Swim.  Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on Facebook for regular updates.

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.

 

Bailieborough News 27th November 2014

Bailieborough News. November 27th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Lights

Work is nearly completed on putting up the new Christmas  Lights with the ‘Switch On’ planned for Sunday next, 30th November at the Square. The evening will kick off at 3:30pm with Carol Singing and music from the School of Music. Santa will be giving out toys in his new grotto from 3:45pm. Everybody is encouraged to come along and enjoy the festivities.

 

Word of Thanks

Niamh Crosby would like to thank everyone who prayed, visited and showed support to her and her family through this difficult period in their lives. It was very much appreciated by all of the family. They are holding a Mass of Forgiveness on Friday evening next, November 28th in St. Anne’s at 7.30pm. Everyone is more than welcome. Thank you all so much again. From, Niamh Crosby and all the Crosby Family from Curkish, Bailieborough.

 

Red Cross Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party

The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Social organised by the Red Cross will be held in the Bailie Hotel, on Wednesday 3rd December at 6.30pm. Tickets €10, issued via usual channels. Newly retired or those new to the Bailieborough area are very welcome.  Please confirm intention to attend with ticket issuer or by phoning 087 2346526 or 086 2308570 as places are limited.

 

Balieborough Youth Group: YouTube TV Channel
Do you have something you want to say about your world?
Do you have any news you think should be shared?
Do you have something you want the world to hear your voice?
Do you have an Idea for an online drama?
Bailieborough Youth group is setting up their own YouTube channel and want young people to have their say. We have the camera and editing software! All you need is your voice and an idea of what you want to say to the world.
If you want to take part contact Ronan Geoghegan on 087 2132765 or call the Beckscourt resource centre on 042 9694825.

 

Bailieborough Community Alert

Bailieborough Community Alert are organising the first ‘Official Walk’ on the newly finished ‘Castle Lake Footpath’ on Friday, December 5th. Meeting point for the walk is the Church Car Park on the Chapel Road side at 1.30pm. We would like to encourage everyone in the Community to come and join us on this momentous occasion. For further details, please contact Niamh Smyth or Adrian Cahill.

 

East Knockbride N.S.

An Enrolment Evening for Parents and Children who wish to enrol for September 2015, will be held in the school, on Wednesday 26th November 2014 from 7pm – 8pm.

 

Bailieborough Athletic Club

Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated. A reminder that Senior Athletics Training takes place on the track in St Annes GAA Park, every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Juvenile training takes place every Thursday at 7.30pm. New athletes always welcome.

 

Baptism Dates

The Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s Church for December are Sunday, December 7th and 21st.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.

 

Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Sale

The Annual Bailieborough Church of Ireland Sale will take place on Saturday, 6th December – in the Church Hall at 2pm.  All the usual stalls and more.  Everybody very welcome.

 

THE 14th Annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR takes place in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre @ the Wesleyan Chapel on SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER from 10am – 6pm. Spaces are limited so those wishing to have a stall should book now to avoid disappointment. To book your stall please contact Niamh on 087 998 22 22.

 

Bailieborough Credit Union Schools Scholarships 2014

Education is the lightest load you can carry they say, and in these trying economic times, Bailieborough Credit Union is making a contribution to the labour force of tomorrow. The Credit Union has announced details of this year’s scholarship award. Similarly to last year, they are awarding three scholarships, each for €1,000, to students who completed the Leaving Certificate in 2014 and who have progressed into third level education this year. To qualify, students need to be a member of the Bailieborough Credit Union. Closing date is Friday 5th December, 2014. For more details contact Bailieborough Credit Union at 042-9666009 or download an application form from bbcu.ie

 

Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes continue in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66

 

Bridge Results

Tuesday, 11/11/14: First: Philomena Finnegan and Pauline Hutchinson. Second: Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Una Mansell. Third: Patsy Corcoran and Jimmy Stafford.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.

 

Walk Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre!

 

Bailieborough in Pictures

‘A story of Bailieborough in Pictures’ a presentation by Leslie McKeague, author of ‘Bailieborough a Pictorial Past’ will take place at the Library on Thursday evening, November 27th at 8pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

 

Information Evening for the Setting up of Gamblers Anonymous Group for County Cavan

Date: Thursday 27 th, November 2014. Venue: Johnston Central Library – Events Space. Time: 6:30pm.

Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to cease problem gambling.On the evening there will be a speaker from the Monaghan G.A. who will provide advice and guidance on how to set up a local G.A. group for County Cavan.

This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to come along

If you would like further information in relation to this event please contact Grainne in the Social Inclusion Unit – 049 4378586 or e-mail: gboyle@cavancoco.ie

 

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

 

Bailieborough Social Day Centre

The Bailieborough Social Day Centre continues on Wednesday, November 28th in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. This is a social get-together which includes chat, music, bingo, refreshments and various activities, etc…  All members are asked to attend and new members are always very welcome. Usual transport available.

 

Library

Library Adult Book club meets next on Thursday November 27th at 6pm-7pm. All new members very welcome.

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.

 

Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland’s Garden Bird Survey starts next week, December 1st – it’s easy and fun to do. Plenty of birds to count in the gardens of Co. Cavan, so why not give the survey a go! Details on the survey and lots of information on feeding garden birds can be found on the Birdwatch Ireland website.

Our next outdoor event will be in early January to the lakes of West Cavan. More information on this event will follow closer to the date.

 

Indoor Camogie

Indoor Camogie takes place every Thursday evening in the Sports Hall at the Community School. Under 9’s from 6pm to 7pm, Under 13’s from 7pm to 8.00pm. All equipment supplied. €2 for hire of the hall.

 

Bailieborough Shamrock’s GAA Celebration Night

The Shamrocks will be having a ‘Celebration Night’ to honour the 1964 Senior Championship Winners and the 1989 Intermediate Championship Winners in the Bailie Hotel on this Saturday, November 29th. There are still some tickets left for the event and they  are available from: Peadar—086 629 8099, Rita—086 893 1895 or Hughie—086 247 0934.

 

Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre, on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.

 

East Cavan Gaels:Club News 24th November  2014

Under 12; The replay of the U12 League Shield Final v St. Felim’s proved to be equally as exciting as the first encounter. Again the sides could not be separated after the hour, so extra time was played and two quick fire goals were enough for St. Felim’s to prevail on the night.

We must give credit to our boys who have hurled long and hard at this grade all year beginning with the Spring league which began, in the snow!, in February, through the U13 league in the Summer and this U12 league. A bright future on the hurling field awaits these boys.

 

Under 14; Our last opportunity for silverware this year falls to our U14s who play Annalee Gaels in the Championship Shield Final this coming Wednesday on the 3G at Breffni at 6.30pm. Best of luck to all involved.

Under 8/10; The indoor season is up and running with both groups, Kingscourt and Bailieborough, hurling away on Tuesdays and Fridays respectively. The first of our Winter blitzes takes us to Carrickmacross Phoenix Centre next Saturday 4-5.30 for a series of games. We host our first blitz on Saturday 5th December in Kingscourt.

Primary Schools Hurling; The first of our Primary Schools hurling Blitzes takes place on Friday 5th December in Kingscourt Community Centre. The first blitz will be for boys from 1st and 2nd class from each of our catchment schools.

Training times and venues; Under 12/14/16;

Barring a draw on Wednesday these groups will now take a well-earned break and training will return towards the end of January 2015. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for any information required. Registration for these groups will also be in January.

Under 8/10; Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45 for all U8/10. €2 each.

Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. Under 8 from 6-7 and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 each.
Leisure Centre

€30 for 30 days membership, pool or gym membership still available.

November membership special – join Pool and Gym for 2 months only €80.00.

Christmas Day Swim, This will be will the 21st year of the Swim.  Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.

Check us out on www.bailieboroughleisurecentre.com  or find us on Facebook for regular updates.

 

Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail: michelle.rooney@sage.thirdageireland.ie

 

Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

 

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.

 

Samaritans

Are you feeling isolated, alone, stressed out or depressed? If so, there is always help available by contacting the Samaritans at 1850 60 9090.

 

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: mattie42@eircom.net or call 042 9666200.